Former Vernon Lakers forward Glen Metropolit has left the HCB Foxes for family reasons.
Hockey Club Bolzano-Bozen Foxes is an Italian ice hockey team located in the city of Bolzano, South Tyrol, that plays in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).
Metropolit spent the past two seasons with the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Adler Mannheim Eagles. In 49 games last season with Adler Mannheim Metropolit collected (10-goals-17-assists-27-points). Metropolit signed with the Eagles July 29th 2014. The Eagles are an ice hockey team that play in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, the highest ice hockey league in Germany. The Eagles are based in Mannheim, a city in the north of Baden-Württemberg.
Metropolit has spent the past six seasons overseas playing with four teams (EV Zug, HC Lugano, SC Bern & Adler Mannheim) in two different leagues (NLA & DEL). Metropolit was also Captain for Team Canada the 2014 Spengler Cup.
Metropolit played one season in Vernon (1994-95) with the Vernon Lakers. In 60 regular season games with the Lakers Metropolit lead the team in scoring with (43-goals-74-assists-117-points). Mettropolit was never drafted but played eight seasons in the NHL with seven different teams (Washington, Tampa Bay, Atlanta, St. Louis, Boston, Philadelphia & Montreal).
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This was posted on the Foxes website:
Glen leaves Metropolitan HC Bolzano
Sunday, 05.Februar 2017-19:38 - the HC Bolzano has lagged behind in the pick of round currently athletic and currently do not meet the hopes of the fans. The Italians have serious problems and therefore now also personnel responded. Veteran Glen brought to Metropolitan, as a savior for the offensive, is no longer running for the South Tyrol.
As he has now communicated HC Bolzano, the contract was dissolved Metropolitan agreed with Glen. The 42-year old Center travels to North America during the breaks of the IIHF and will no longer come back to Bolzano. For family reasons, as it is called in the foxes.
Metropolitan has played 34 games for the Italians and thereby brought it on 4 goals and 15 assists. The veteran could still meet but not the intended role and revealed defensive shortcomings, which was especially at a manageable pace. The-13 in the PlusMinus balance are a point of criticism, but otherwise Metropolitan in the team structure should have folded. The HC Bolzano has the pick of round lost four of the six games and conceded 31 goals. Too much for coach Tom Pokel, the normally prefers a strict defensive system and herannahenden approach for the playoffs now the sleeve must roll up, to get his team competitive.